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HIST 382: History and Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution

(Cross-listed with PHIL). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.


The emergence of empirical science as the authoritative methodology for production of knowledge about the natural world in the period between Copernicus and Kant. Scientific progress achieved during the period, including the work of Galileo, Descartes, and Newton. The re-shaping of epistemology in the Western intellectual tradition. Implications for philosophy and historiography.